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Written by - Millan Kaul

Today in less than 2 minutes, like a piece of cake 🍰.

I will explain to you quality and testing and you can explain the same to anyone, even an expert developer, without much effort.

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Let’s jump on ‡️

How about I say this :

Quality is like a cake that you bake, and testing is the process of ensuring that the cake meets the desired standards.

Let me bake break it down to explain πŸ˜ƒ :

Quality :

Quality refers to the overall goodness or excellence of the product. 🧘🏻

It encompasses various aspects, such as :

βš™οΈ Functionality

πŸ’ͺ🏼 Reliability

πŸ‹πŸ» Performance

🀳🏻 Usability

πŸ” Security , and more.

Just like a cake πŸŽ‚ , the quality of a software product is determined by :

  1. How well it fulfills its intended purpose. πŸ‘

  2. How reliable it is. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

  3. How user-friendly it is, and βœ…

  4. How well it performs under various conditions. ❀️

Did not get it yet? Okay, how about a technical example:

In a software application, quality means that all the features work as expected, there are no bugs or crashes, and the user experience is smooth and intuitive.


Testing is the process of evaluating πŸ‘€ the product to identify defects 🐞 and ensure that it meets the specified requirements and quality standards. βœ… ❌

It is like tasting the cake πŸ˜‹ to ensure :

  • it tastes delicious,

  • has the right texture, and

  • is free from any unpleasant surprises.

How about an example again πŸ˜ƒ :

In software development, testing involves executing the application with various inputs and scenarios to identify bugs, check if all features work as intended, and verify that the application meets the specified requirements.

So dear Senior developer… πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ’» or whoever is still confused :

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Quality is the desired end-state of the product, and

✨✨✨✨✨ testing is the process of verifying and validating that the product achieves that quality.

Testing is just one of the many activities carried out to ensure overall product quality, which involves various other processes like code reviews, design inspections, and adherence to best practices.

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